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  • Wednesday

    January 12

    • Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

      Monthly meeting of the RAC.

    • Port Infrastructure Working Group Meeting

      Monthly meeting of The Port Infrastructure Working Group

    • New! Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Programs: Information Sessions

      Learn about free CNA Training Programs! One program serves English language learners, and the other serves Cambridge residents.

    • CANCELED Outdoor Story Time (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for a half-hour of stories in the plaza outside the Central Square Branch Library, Franklin Street side, weather permitting. For ages birth-5 with caregivers. Following the City of Cambridge's guidance on public gatherings, all Outdoor Story Time attendees over the age of two must wear a mask and physically distance.

    • High Beginner ESOL Class (Virtual)

      Online,

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class. This class will be taught at a high beginner level. No testing is needed, but registration is required. This is a virtual event. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants 1 hour before the event. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • CANCELED: Outdoor Songs and Stories (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Music. Movement. Story. Join your librarians outside for 15 minutes of fun! Children of all ages and their grown-ups. This program will be held in Joan Lorentz Park on the lawn outside the Main Library. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Please call 617-349-4038 for more information. Following the City of Cambridge's guidance on public gatherings, all Outdoor Songs and Stories attendees over the age of two must wear a mask and physically distance.

    • Boudreau Branch Book Group (Virtual)

      Online,

      January book selection: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. This book group will meet virtually and in person. Please register below. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants 1 hour before the event. How to get the print book or book on CD: Copies of the print book and book on CD will be set aside at the O'Neill Branch Library (70 Rindge Ave; current hours). How to get the e-book: This month’s book is available as an audiobook and e-book through Overdrive. For more information, call 617-349-4023 or email Liz Danner at edanner@cambridgema.gov.

    • Graphic Design with Google Drawings (Virtual)

      Online,

      Interested in graphic design? Learn the fundamentals of using Google Drawings to design and edit your own distinctive images. Google Drawings is a free web-based application. Basic computer skills and a free Gmail account are necessary for this course. Registration is required. This course is open to all audiences. You do not need to take Hive Safety Training before attending this virtual workshop. Zoom link will be sent to registrants one hour before the program begins.

    • Equipment and Studio Reservations (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      During this reservation period, anyone who has completed Hive training and is badged to use equipment or studio(s) can reserve Hive equipment or studio spaces. Staff will assist participants as they are able.

    • Bicycle Committee Meeting

      Online

      Regular Meeting of the Bicycle Committee.

    • Committee on Public Planting

      Monthly meeting of the Committee on Public Planting

    • Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Public Meeting

      Session about expanding the City's Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

    • 47th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event: Clint Smith in Conversation with Dr. Paula C. Austin (Virtual)

      Online,

      Join us for the 47th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lecture with Clint Smith, author of the New York Times best-seller, How the World Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America. In a deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the World Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view, whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods (like downtown Manhattan) on which the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought alive by the story of people living today, Clint Smith’s debut work of nonfiction is a landmark work of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be. Smith will be in conversation with Dr. Paula C. Austin, a professor of History at Boston University, focused on African American history, the history of race and racism, visual culture, urban and women’s history, history of social science, and the history of childhood. Dr. Austin is the author of Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC: Navigating the Politics of Everyday Life (NYU Press), a social and intellectual history of poor and working class young black people in early twentieth century, racially segregated Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by the City Manager's Office, Mayor's Office and the City of Cambridge Employees' Committee on Diversity.

    • Parent/Child (Ages 10-13) Book Group (Virtual)

      Join us virtually for a lively discussion of a great book over Zoom. Both caregiver and child should read the book before the discussion to participate. For a copy of the book, stop by the Children’s Room or call 617-349-4038. Registration is required — only one registration is needed per family. For ages 10-13 and a parent or caregiver. This month, we're reading: All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat (Candlewick Press, 2020). Need a laptop or hotspot to participate? Call the Library Tech Bar at 617-349-4425. For questions about parent/child book group, please email hsaxton@cambridgema.gov.

    • Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Virtual)

      Main Library, Community Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      January's Read: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone Reading Interests: The group concentrates on science fiction and fantasy. An advanced reading schedule is published each fall. Example selections include: Neuromancer by William Gibson and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Requirements: A love of speculative fiction and a desire to talk about books. The group is friendly and informal. How to get the print book: Copies of the print book are set aside at the Main Library. Visit the Main Library at 449 Broadway during service hours and a staff member can help you check out a copy. For more information, contact Craig Smith (crsmith@cambridgema.gov)

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